Short listed for the Investor in Training category, Ian Gillies, pig production manager says it recognises the importance and value Rattlerow places on the people within its farming business.
“The production performance of our farms is collectively very good and consistent; it suggests we have very good staff that are well trained and mentored,” he adds.
Training has always been a mainstay within the entire business and it operates an active training programme that works hard to make staff feel valued and an important part of the company.
Now operating 45 pig sites and farming 2000 acres of arable, Rattlerow’s growth and success is largely due to its supportive, experienced and dedicated workforce, says Robert Lawson joint MD of the company.
“We have been lucky to attract good people and keep them, even through the difficult times. Where possible we promote from within with an aim to delegate significant responsibilities to key members of the team,” he adds.
“…growth and success has only been possible because of its supportive, experienced and dedicated workforce…”
Rattlerow is also a keen supporter and contributor to external training initiatives, including BPEX’s stockmen and manager schemes. Combining in-house resources and expertise with the advice, knowledge and technical proficiency of external partners is a successful formular – and hopefully a winning one.
Also heading for the final …
Rattlerow also sends congratulations to the finalists listed for its sponsored award ‘Producer Retailer of the Year’: Anna’s Happy Trotters, Blythburgh Pigs and East Riding Country Pork.
This category aims to encourage and reward pig business that produce, market and retail their own products.
“It takes huge confidence to sell your own products, to launch a brand and sustain demand. These three pig production businesses are fine examples of what can be achieved and deserve to be celebrated,” said Robert Lawson.
Winners of the National Pig Awards will be announced at celebration dinner and ceremony in London in early November 2014.